For the team project, which is also presented to the class during the last session, students need to address one of the following topics and prepare a 3,500 word assignment:
A. Retailing in (you can choose from: any country in the Asian Pacific Region). In this assignment you need to explain in depth how retailing differs in your country of choice from Australia. If you choose this assignment you will preferably be well acquainted with the country of your choice through being born there or having lived there. It is also possible to do this assignment without having visited the country but you will then need to rely more on published material. The types of differences that may be relevant would examine topics such as: are there shopping centres in the same form as we have in Australia? If not, how do they differ? Are there supermarkets that are the same as those in Australia? If not how do they differ? – for example, in Malaysia beer and wine may be purchased in the supermarket along with other products rather than being separated as in Australia. The department stores and discount stores that we know in Australia such as David Jones, Myers, Target, K Mart and so on may be different in other countries. Try to identify all the differences you can and explain how these differences affect the retailing of products in the country of your choice. point for your research.